UiStudio Where are my favourites?



Going through the level 1 revamped learning materials and getting to the last lesson 13 I had built up a great set of favourites in my UiStudio Activities panel, of all the activities that I had been using and would probably be using in the future.

Today they disappeared, and I’m back to Assign, Sequence and Write line I don’t know why they disappeared. This isn’t the first time this has happened when I’ve had a great set of favourites set up.

Does anyone know how the favourites hook up to UiStudio, can they be saved and why they would disappear (it’s very frustrating!).


Hi Charlie,

Even I had experienced this long back. Still am not aware of the root cause [Might be Update of studio :thinking:]. We have a file Favorites.Xml in ...local\appdata\uipath\ in V16.2 where we can find the list of activities set as favorites.

As a workaround, I used to copy the file and paste it in some other directory and place it in the location whenever this happens.

Hope we find a solution for this until then my suggestion will be an alternate.


@Dominic you are a star when I build up a decent set of favourites I’ll take a copy many thanks.


Hi @charliefik

Did you notice losing your Favourites after upgrade?


Hi @ovi,

Sorry don’t know if it was after an upgrade or not (I didn’t do any manual update). I shut down my open studio’s and opened up a worked example from the revamped level 1 training. There may have been an update that occurred (if they are automatic) sorry can’t be more help.


I think you ve started the installer and not the studio itself :slight_smile:


Hi Gabriel,

II’m not sure how I would have activated the installer as I would have double clicked on the xaml of the worked example to open it.

Can you tell me how to activate the installer in case that is what I did (by accident) so I don’t do it again (if that is what happened)


If it’s what Gabriel said, you could create a shortcut from %localappdata%\UiPath\UiStudio.exe and remember that this file always opens the latest version. So it doesn’t matter if it upgrades automatically you will keep your Favourites and other settings.

Also, keep in mind that the installer for CE is called UiPathStudioSetup.exe.


Thanks for that. In the case of downloaded workflows I always just click on them to open them up. Other than that if I want to open UiStudio I have an icon in my taskbar that opens UiStudio for me when I’m working on my own stuff. (I’m not sure how to check what thats pointing to when it runs but I assume it’s the exe file as I’m pretty sure it was added when I originally installed Studio)

I’ll keep a backup file of my favorites out of the uipath folder (just in case) and will try to be more aware next time what I was doing when it happened.


Yes, that’s great, Clark!

Please let me know if it happens again and you didn’t open the installer: UiPathStudioSetup.exe so we can investigate and see if it’s a real issue.